Can I use the same soap (clothes washing soap) for washing both clean clothes and those stained with menstrual blood

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Fatwa ID: 01873

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

Asalamualaikum, can I use the same soap (clothes washing soap) for washing both clean clothes and those stained with menstrual blood? Can I use one side of the same soap for washing clean clothes and the other side for menstrual blood stained clothes?

Answer:

Bismillah

There is a principle in Islamic jurisprudence which is:

“Certainty is not lifted by a doubt.” (Al Ashbah Wan Nadhair p.60)

Therefore, with regards to your question, unless you can clearly and visibly see some blood or impurity on the soap, you should presume it to be pure and clean; thus, the subsequent clothes would be considered pure. However, if there was traces of blood then it will make the clothes which you subsequently washed impure. 

Sometimes these little doubts can lead to waswasas or Satanic whispers which leads one to have doubts about everything regarding salah, cleanliness and even issues regarding divorce.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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